Southport Drug Crimes Defense Attorneys

In North Carolina, a person accused of a drug offense faces tough and determined prosecutors. If you face such charges, you need a strong and assertive defense attorney who is determined to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.

At Stiller Law, we are experienced defense attorneys. We believe in providing the strong, aggressive defense for each and every client.

We defend clients accused of all types of misdemeanor and felony drug crimes, including:

  • Possession of drugs
  • Possession with intent to sell
  • Distribution and trafficking of drugs
  • Illegal prescriptions
  • Stealing prescription pads, forging prescriptions
  • Prescription drug fraud
  • Manufacture of methamphetamine
  • Property and vehicle seizure issues
  • For all types of drugs - marijuana, cocaine, crack, meth, and ecstasy
  • And others

Search and Seizure Law

In any drug case, the search and seizure procedures used by the police become a major focus for the defense. At Stiller Law, we have a comprehensive understanding of these issues, and how to make effective challenges to the prosecution on this basis. Our lawyers understand the rules of evidence and the rules of procedure, and we make every effort to defend our clients using these tools.

Criminal Forfeitures and Drug Charges

Under state and federal law, the government can seize any property or assets it believes were acquired as a result of illegal drug activity. In many cases, criminal forfeitures are initiated in order to complicate a person's criminal defense since authorities can freeze bank accounts and make it difficult for you to meet your financial obligations.

Criminal forfeitures are civil proceedings and are independent proceedings from any criminal charges filed against you. As a result, your property and assets can be seized even if you are found "not guilty" of the drug charges against you. Our attorneys are prepared to fight criminal forfeitures, filing a motion to dismiss when it's clear a criminal forfeiture is without foundation or intended to intimidate the accused.

Alternatives to Conviction and Incarceration

The courts frequently look to alternative or deferred sentencing solutions, especially when the offender is young. The attorneys at Stiller Law understand the sentencing options that judges have today. Options such as the First Offender program can give the offender another chance. Other alternatives include treatment in exchange for a reduced or deferred verdict. We can discuss these possibilities with you.

For a free initial consultation with a Brunswick County drug crimes defense attorney at Stiller Law, call 910-457-5076, or contact us online.